OCCUE TechFest 2023 - Do No HARM: Reflective Coaching Practices
Whether new to tech coaching or salty with experience, we must continuously grow our practice while actively caring for the students and adults around us. Consider the Hippocratic Oath: first, do no harm. How might you apply this wisdom to your coaching practices? This session will ask you to reflect on your own coaching practices and classroom lessons to make a positive change. Using the acronym "HARM", you will engage with tools and strategies to support your coaching and improvement cycle through: honoring the experiences of their staff and students, analyzing and adjusting for bias, and more. Download Slides.
About the Presenters
Delaine Johnson teaches AP Computer Science Principles at Clovis East High School, Clovis Unified School District and is a technology integration TOSA for K-6 school sites. She holds a Master of Arts in Educational Technology, and is a Google for Education Certified Innovator (#googleEI) and Certified Trainer (#googleET). She was invited to attend the inaugural Learning Planet Assembly 2019 at CRI Paris as one of only three US representatives, focused on UNESCO’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Delaine is also an Apple Teacher, Leading Edge Online & Blended Teacher, Microsoft Innovative Educator Master Trainer, Nearpod Certified Trainer, PioNear and Breakout EDU Authorized Trainer.
Mike is an award-winning teacher, administrator and educational leader. He is an Education Leadership Executive at Jamf, leading strategic learning and development initiatives worldwide. He served as the CEO of CUE, expanding the nonprofit’s impact, and directed the California Student Media Festival (mediafestival.org) for a decade. He served two terms on the ISTE Board and on the UNESCO Expert Group on Mobile Learning, the board of National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) and as an Expert Advisor for the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF). In 2011, he was honored as one of the "20 to Watch in Educational Technology" and was awarded the ISTE Making IT Happen award in 2013. He co-founded the Leading Edge Certification program, is an Apple Distinguished Educator, and assisted in the development of the ISTE Certification program and Discovery Educator Network (DEN).
Learning Found: All Who Wander Are Not Lost
The phrase ‘Learning Loss’ has been used to pummel educators over the last two years to create a narrative of inadequacy and failure. We instead frame this as ‘learning found’ viewed through the lens of Tolkein’s poem ‘All that is Gold Does Not Glitter,’ and explore how ‘not all those who wander are lost.’ This session seeks to flip that mindset and focus on the extraordinary and informal knowledge earned by students during the extended period of remote and blended learning across the globe.
Connecting Student Hearts & Minds
Current events force us to examine the social and emotional learning (SEL) aspects of professional relationships across educational settings. How can we support learning by addressing the affective element of interactions between students, parenting adults and educators? In this session, you will learn how to champion the whole student through technology-based connections. We will explore approaches to encouraging empathy, relationship-building and discover kindness initiatives that you can take back to your campus or district.
Participants will engage in collaborative activities and brainstorming practical ‘use-it-Monday’ applications and more. Each strategy will employ affordable and accessible apps, resources or websites appropriate for participants.
The unexpectedly heartwarming show Ted Lasso subtly introduced millions to key principles of good teaching, social-emotional learning and team-building. Step onto the pitch and discover new ways to connect with students, model respect and score a few point-ers from the wisdom of Ted Lasso!
NOTE: even if you haven't seen the show, you can still learn from our session. Light spoilers ahead.